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Balinese Food – a distinct culinary identity of its own!

Balinese Food – a distinct culinary identity of its own!

The only strongly Hindu-influenced cuisine in Indonesia, Balinese food has a powerful mantra for eating like a local Bali

Although a part of Indonesia, Bali has a distinct cultural identity, influenced in large part by Hinduism, the dominant religion of the province. Balinese cuisine has developed from a similarly complex blend of culinary traditions. It is a spicier regional offshoot of Indonesian fare but has evolved independently, assimilating from several cuisines including Indian, Chinese and Polynesian.

Indonesia - a mixture of cultures and natural beauty

Indonesia – a mixture of cultures and natural beauty

Balinese cuisine is rustic and simple, making liberal use of coconut, sambal and peanuts. Ingredients typical to Southeast Asian cuisines, such as lemongrass, banana and pandan leaves, turmeric, red chillies, coconut and coconut milk, coriander, peanuts, shrimp paste and basil, all feature prominently in the food.

The popularity of curried meats and vegetables in Balinese cuisine indicates a clear Indian influence. For instance, turmeric has a significant role to play in Balinese fare. The simplest use of the spice is in the preparation of nasi kuning (yellow rice), a festive dish flavored with Continue reading “Balinese Food – a distinct culinary identity of its own!” »

Fab Finds …….

Fab Finds …….

Few of my favorite things which add a personal touch!

GLASSWARE

glossy glassware

glossy glassware

Yes, entertaining is about great food, fabulous décor and of course, high spirits. But more often than not, we tend to neglect the glassware. However, it makes a lasting impression. So get a style-high with a pick of deliciously intoxicating glassware. You can take your pick from elegant wine flutes, majestic whisky glasses and funky beer mugs. Make sure that your glassware befits your precious spirits. And when you aren’t entertaining, make an interesting display out of your cherished collection of glasses.

 

built -in hobs

built -in hobs

HOBS AND BURNERS

Hobs are those devices in your kitchen that’ll help you serve up that sumptuous fare to perfection. If you’re contemplating getting a new hob for your kitchen, there is a wide variety available today, right from ceramic variants to induction hobs to gas and electric plate hobs. All hobs serve the same basic purpose – heating the cooking pan. However, with the refining of technology today, numerous models with multitude features are being made available to enhance the cooking experience. Make the right decision for your kitchen by understanding the different types of hobs and heat sources.

Induction hobs are super efficient since Continue reading “Fab Finds …….” »